ELLENTON, Fla. - The first three rounds of AMSOIL Arenacross have produced four different overall winners through five nights of competition and as a result the Arenacross Class battle for the championship is intensifying heading into this weekend's fourth round in Nashville, Tennessee, and its inaugural visit to Bridgestone Arena. The action commences this Saturday, January 31, beginning at 5 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET.

Two nights of action last Friday and Saturday inside the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, featured some of the best racing of the 2015 season. On Friday night Team Babbitt's Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jacob Hayes became the first two-time winner this season, and Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing's Kyle Regal followed that up with his first win of the year on Saturday. Adding to the drama surrounding the outcome of each night of action was the fact that both nights needed tiebreakers to determine which rider would walk away victorious. Heading into this weekend's visit to Nashville just 12 points separate points leader Matt Goerke from Hayes, his Team Babbitt's teammate.

Hayes' triumph on Friday night in Colorado Springs was thanks in large part to his impressive consistency. Last year's championship runner-up posted 2-1 finishes and by virtue of his win in the night's second Main Event, he was able to edge out Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing's Gavin Faith, who tied him in points earned for the evening, for the top spot via tiebreaker. Goerke followed the pair in third to complete the overall podium.

It was a similar course of action on Saturday night for Regal. Like Hayes on Friday night, the Husqvarna rider was very consistent and his 3-1 results put him in position to earn the win. However, ThermoTec FMC Racing Yamaha's Bobby Kiniry was on top of his game as well and ended up in a tie for points scored at the end of the night. In the end Regal's win in the second Main Event earned him the tiebreaker and helped him jump from sixth to third in the championship standings. Hayes rounded out the overall podium in third, with Goerke fourth.

Hayes' strong efforts on both nights in Colorado Springs helped him earn four points on Goerke and now only a 12-point difference separates the two heading into this weekend's action. A pair of Main Events lies ahead of the Arenacross Class field on Saturday night, providing an opportunity for a potential shakeup in the championship. Nearly every title contender has been forced to endure misfortune at some point this season, finishing outside the top 10 in at least one Main Event. Goerke however has managed to avoid that distinction and while he hasn't been void of adversity, he's found a way to battle through it and finish no worse seventh in a Main Event this season. That consistency and resiliency has put him in the position to lead the championship in his first full season of AMSOIL Arenacross competition and he'll carry the red number plate as the points leader for the fourth night this season.

The Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class gave way to its Western Regional counterparts last weekend, but will be back in action on Saturday night. Current Eastern Regional points leader Daniel Herrlein was in action in Colorado Springs and enjoyed a tremendous weekend, taking a dominant win on Friday night and overcoming a late incident with a lapper on Saturday night to soldier home to a runner-up finish despite a broken shift lever and being forced to race in fourth gear. The A&Y Racing Honda rider carries a slim three-point lead over Spinechillers Racing KTM's Dave Ginolfi in the Eastern Regional Championship and both riders are more than ready to resume their battle on Saturday night in Nashville.

The fourth round of AMSOIL Arenacross kicks off in Nashville this Saturday, January 24th, inside Bridgestone Arena. Racing begins at 5 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET.

Previous Round Results

Broadmoor World Arena - Colorado Springs, Colorado

 

Night One - January 23, 2015

 

Arenacross Class Results - Overall (Main Event Finishes)

  1. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki (2-1)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Husqvarna (1-3)
  3. Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (3-2)
  4. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Yamaha (10-5)
  5. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM (5-10)
  6. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Husqvarna (12-4)
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda (6-9)
  8. Gared Steinke, Temecula, Calif., KTM (4-12)
  9. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (8-8)
  10. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM (11-6)

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results

  1. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda
  2. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
  3. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
  4. Chase Marquier, Newcastle, Okla., Honda
  5. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  6. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
  7. Dylan Rouse, Florence, Ky., KTM
  8. Axell Hodges, Encinitas, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Dylan Merriam, Corona, Calif., KTM
  10. Josh Struebig, Crown Point, Ind., KTM

 

Night Two - January 24, 2015

 

Arenacross Class Results - Overall (Main Event Finishes)

  1. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Husqvarna (3-1)
  2. Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, N.Y., Yamaha (2-4)
  3. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki (5-2)
  4. Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (6-3)
  5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (7-5)
  6. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki (1-12)
  7. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM (8-6)
  8. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM (10-7)
  9. Michael McDade, McDonald, Ohio, Yamaha (4-14)
  10. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda (11-8)

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results

  1. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
  2. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda
  3. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., KTM
  4. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
  5. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
  6. Dalton Oxborrow, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
  7. Tanner Sisson, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
  8. Travis Bannister, Calhan, Colo., Honda
  9. Mason Wharton, Brush Prairie, Wash., Kawasaki
  10. Alex Frye, Huntington, Md., KTM

Arenacross Class Points (Race 5 of 20)

  1. Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki - 140
  2. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki - 128 (3 Main Event wins)
  3. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Husqvarna - 109 (2 Main Event wins)
  4. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM - 105 (1 Main Event win)
  5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM - 99
  6. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM - 97
  7. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki - 85 (2 Main Event wins)
  8. Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, N.Y., Yamaha - 85
  9. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda - 85
  10. Gared Steinke, Temecula, Calif., KTM - 75

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 2 of 9)

  1. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM - 30
  2. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM - 24
  3. Chase Marquier, Newcastle, Okla., Honda - 13
  4. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM - 13
  5. Travis Bannister, Calhan, Colo., Honda - 12
  6. Mason Wharton, Brush Prairie, Wash., Kawasaki - 12
  7. Josh Struebig, Crown Point, Ind., KTM - 12
  8. Dalton Oxborrow, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki - 11
  9. Tanner Sisson, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM - 10
  10. Axell Hodges, Encinitas, Calif., Kawasaki - 9

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 3 of 10)

  1. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda - 44
  2. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM - 41
  3. Darian Sanayei, Orting, Wash., Kawasaki - 33 (2 Main Event wins)
  4. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM - 29
  5. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., KTM - 26
  6. Steve Roman, Apollo, Pa., Suzuki - 24
  7. Dave Blanchet, Quebec, Canada, Kawasaki - 20
  8. Mitchell Harrison, Cairo, Georgia, Kawasaki - 18 (1 Main Event win)
  9. Josh Cartwright, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha - 18
  10. Dylan Rouse, Florence, Ky., KTM - 18

 

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